Mike Opperman - I Hate Alzheimer's
Posted by Mike Opperman on October 24, 2012 | This post currently has no comments.
Last week was a very special week for my family. My Dad was honored by the National Dairy Shrine as a dairy industry Pioneer. The National Dairy Shrine is a sort of hall of fame for the dairy industry. The organization honors … Continue reading
Gary Joseph LeBlanc - Common Sense Caregiving
Posted by Gary Joseph LeBlanc on May 24, 2013 | This post currently has no comments.
As hurricane season rapidly approaches, I strongly advise caregivers on both coasts and inland to pause and read this “heads up.” There are very few things that a caregiver of someone with dementia can take lightly and this includes hurricane … Continue reading
Norm McNamara - Dementia and Me
Posted by Norm McNamara on April 30, 2013 | This post currently has no comments.
Hiya, on April 21st last year I launched what is the Only Planting Memories Gardening Scheme in the world. This was to hopefully turn an used garden into a place of peace and tranquility for those with Dementia. A couple … Continue reading
Tom and Karen Brenner - Brenner Pathways
Posted by Tom and Karen Brenner on May 6, 2013 | This post currently has no comments.
They sat across from us, giggling, the preacher’s wife and the baker’s wife. They were telling us stories from their lives; snapshots, moments from earlier days. This reminiscence session came about as we were working with a series of small … Continue reading
Posted on February 11, 2011 | This post currently has one comment.
-an excerpt For information on Cathie’s books see: www.cathieborrie.com For lunch I make fruit salad and cottage cheese and one piece of whole-wheat toast. I stand at my mother’s kitchen window cutting up fruit and look out at the day. … Continue reading
Fisher Center Experts
Posted on December 23, 2010 | This post currently has no comments.
The activity and festivities of the holiday season pose special challenges for families coping with Alzheimer’s disease. The hurried pace can be trying at times for just about anyone, but for someone coping with Alzheimer’s disease, the change in routine … Continue reading
Posted on October 21, 2010 | This post currently has 3 comments.
My Mom is in a nursing home. Physically she is fine but her short term memory is poor. A visit with my Mom consisted of answering: How have you been? 5 times. What have you been doing? 8 times. Where … Continue reading
Posted on August 26, 2010 | This post currently has 16 comments.
The Long Hello – The Other Side of Alzheimer’s (excerpt): Every day I sit with my mother and watch the sea. There’s a row of birds perched on an errant log—cormorant, cormorant, seagull, heron. Crow. Cathie, sometimes I drift off … Continue reading
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